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Old May 1st, 2002, 11:39 PM   #1
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Anyone have information on rumours of new Canon cameras?

Hi all, in my continuing search for a camera I've been given advice on this, that and the other (XL1/s,XM1,PD150,etc,etc) but I've had a few people mention this "rumour" that Canon may be updating their "prosumer" camera range within the next several months. Now we all know about net "rumours" but does anyone have anything substantial on this at all. I guess if we're looking at 6 months or so I aint waiting, but if it's a month or two It might be worth it.

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Old May 2nd, 2002, 12:05 AM   #2
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Look at it this way. Canon offers a substantial rebate of $250 on the GL1 (introduced way back in 1998) which expires on June 30th. Remember this also happened with the XL1 last year and then the XL1S was announced two weeks later. Draw your own conclusions. Hope this helps,
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Old May 2nd, 2002, 12:19 PM   #3
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or look at it !!
canon makes X GL'S PER MONTH .. they have a inventory of 3-4 months ... the economy has been slow ... when products are NOT selling you either lower the price OR offer a rebate... canon had a 100 rebate on the GL. the day if was over they then offered a 250 rebate ! which suggest to me that the 100 rebate was NOT successful , it did NOT clear out their inventories !

YES , canon will offer a new GL ? or new model ? at some point.
the GL still holds it place in the 1800-2300 range,
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Old May 2nd, 2002, 01:19 PM   #4
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I jumped at the $250 rebate, that's an incredible value, regardless of what come after. Trying to figure when the next great piece of hardware comes out is like trying to time the stock market. It's either good equipment (company) or not, the rest is folly.
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Old May 10th, 2002, 05:46 PM   #5
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Yeah..., I've been waiting for Canon's big new GL-2 debut too, however, I hope it isn't going to have those lovely, 1/4.8" CCDs. Sony sure shot themselves in the foot with that one. Nobody's impressed with those little suckers. Oh..., take me back to the days of the AG-EZ1 and VX1000!

If Canon does come out with something that'll sit on the faces of the competition, I think I'll sell my wife to get the scratch for a new love: the GL-2. I know, just a pipe dream with some cheap talk to make the grass a bit greener. Hey, I'm a dreamer, alright? (Where are the icons?)
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Old May 10th, 2002, 06:24 PM   #6
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Be happy when it does come out with 1/4" CCDs. Be happy about that because at least they won't be 1/6" CCDs.
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